MNA Education & Career Desk: The Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) has published the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) circular seeking applications from medical doctors for 4,792 vacant posts in the medical cadre.
The circular, its syllabus and instructions for the exam have been published in BPSC website.
The online application and submission will continue from Apr 10 to Apr 30. The age limits for the candidates is 21 to 32 years of age.
The PSC had previously announced that approximately 5,000 doctors could receive appointments to the medical cadre through the special BCS circular.
The government has also issued a revised regulation for a 300-mark exam, 200 in MCQs and 100 in a VIVA, for a one-time appointment.
According to the revised regulation the MCQ section allocates 100 marks for questions on medical science and dentistry, 20 marks each for questions on Bangla, English, Bangladeshi topics and international topics, and 10 each for mental skills and mathematic reasoning.
Examinees have two hours to answer the section. Each correct answer is worth one point, while an incorrect answer results in the deduction of half a point.
The PSC will determine the cut-off point for the written exam. The passing number for the VIVA is 50 marks. The written exam will only be held in Dhaka.
The BCS had previously consisted of a four-hour exam for 200 marks and a three-hour written exam for 100 points.
Applicants for general cadre positions must pass a 1,100 point written exam, with a 200 mark VIVA after they pass the preliminary exam.
Applicants to other cadres must give exams in those fields to receive their appointments.
Generally an examinee needs to score 50 percent or higher the general exam and 50 percent or higher in the VIVA to pass.